Mother’s Day 2013

Disclaimer: I created and received 2 prints courtesy of PasterCandy. I’d share my poster but they are gifts 🙂 Unless noted, all wording and opinions are my own.

Mother’s Day is coming up soon (May 12 in Oz) and to help you out if you have a mother to buy for or just want to give you kids some ideas I’ve compiled a bit of a list. Hubby, if you are reading this – I’ll print this list and circle what I want 😉

For the Gardener

For the Scrapbooker

  • Project Life Mini albums
  • Project Life
  • scrapbooking tools – maybe something she’s had her eye on for awhile (like a Silhouette maybe)

For the tea/coffee drinker

  • Goodies from Rabbit Hole Tea or T2 or Art of Tea
  • A nice mug or cup & saucer
  • a delicious (maybe homemade) snack to go with their cuppa

For the geek mum

For the tech mum

  • a tablet (iPad or Android or Windows equivalent)
  • cover for phone or tablet
  • iPod
  • portable speakers or new headphones

For the photographer mum

  • new camera equipment
  • photo printing vouchers
  • new SD cards

Other (only cause I couldn’t think of a suitable heading – yeah I’m lazy :p)

  • Pandora anything. I love the new beads (like this for example)
  • Scented soy candles
  • Dream Man Arm Pillow (?!)
  • a good book
  • an afternoon out
  • something handmade – by yourself or the kids
  • something handmade by a local artist (like the amazing ceramics by Kim Foale)

If you want something super special for your mum this Mother’s Day and you use Instagram I can recommend PosterCandy. They offer posters of your Instagram images. Sizes range from 30cm x 40cm (12, 20, 35 or 48 images) up to 70cm x 100cm (70, 117, 140 or 176 images) and prices range from $19.99 to $49.95) Currently they only ship to Australia and New Zealand. All posters fit into standard IKEA frames. If you don’t have an IKEA nearby (like us in Tasmania) you’ll have to shop around for a frame to fit. The quality is amazing too.

Creating your poster is easy. You select your poster size


The site then logins into your Instagram account (after asking for your permission) and you’re taken to the Poster Maker


From here you can change how many photos per print, print orientation, Background colour and how many posters you want to order. All your photos from your Instagram account are show in the middle and you just drag your photo to where you want it. There is also an option to create a totally random selection of your photos. You can also filter your photos by # tag. Once ordered, your poster can take between 3-5 days to arrive.

One lucky reader has the chance to win themselves a PosterCandy for their mum (or themselves).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mother’s Day ideas

Mother’s Day is upon us again (yup, its this coming Sunday, 13th May) and I thought I’d share with you some of the great ideas I’d found while looking for ideas.

It’s probably a little to late for this lot, but maybe next year.


1. Moments with Mum journal 2. Mother Daughter necklace 3. Mother Daughter necklace 4. Memory Book

Things to print or make


1. What I want for Mother’s Day 2. A handmade journal 3. Fingerprint pendant 4. Fabric Scrap magnets
5. Fingerprint canvas 6. Bath fizzies 7. Framed print 8. Mother’s Day printable cards

I’m making cards this year. These are my inspiration,

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1. for the Mum’s 2. From Miss K

I’ll be back after Mother’s Day with what we gave my Mum & MIL (& what Miss K bought me)

What are you doing for your mum?